ASPS In The Media

18 Oct 2017

Day Surgery in Australia

There have been increasing reports of serious patient harm associated with procedures performed in an ‘office setting’, where either intravenous sedation and/or large and potentially toxic doses of local anaesthesia have been administered.   Read More

11 May 2017

Star’s breast-removal revelation aids women

ASPS member at Westmead Private Hospital said breast reconstructions after mastectomies had become more common in the past 10 years. Read more

28 Oct 2015

Plastic surgeons and tattoo removalists call for more regulation of the laser tattoo removal industry

"If not applied correctly, the heat from the laser can damage the skin, causing a burn that can lead to more significant scarring that the original tattoo", says ASPS spokesperson. Read More.

09 Oct 2015

Diary of a plastic surgeon

The Women's Weekly Online spends a day with plastic surgeon, Dr Gazi Hussain, to investigate what a plastic surgeon's diary includes. Read more.

04 Aug 2015

Australia introduces world-first guidelines to respond to increase in female genital surgery requests

Australia introduces world-first guidelines to respond to increase in female genital surgery requests. ASPS President, Dr Bartholomeusz said Medicare now requires pre-approval for patients to claim for vulvoplasty and only covers congenital abnormalities and functional problems. Read more.

03 Aug 2015

ABC PM Radio interview on Labioplasty Guidelines

ASPS President, Associate Professor Hugh Bartholomeusz, was interviewed on ABC PM (3 August 2015) about guidelines on labioplasty surgery. Listen to the interview. (start approx. at 19:20)

18 Jul 2015

Overseas cosmetic surgery on the rise

Australians are heading overseas for cheap cosmetic surgery in booming numbers, despite the death of a Gold Coast woman undergoing surgery in Mexico and repeated warnings about the risks involved. Read more.

15 Jul 2015

Surgeons warn of ‘conscious sedation’ risks and unregulated cosmetic surgery

"We're concerned about the fact that a lot of these premises are office-based premises and they are unlicensed" said ASPS President, Associate Professor Hugh Bartholomeusz OAM RFD. Listen to the interview.

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